All posts by Storypark

Supporting an effective transition to school

The end of year is a busy time for everyone, so we’ve prepared a few practical tips from experts to help you save time and create the best outcomes for children. In the run up to holidays children are excited,...

/ December 5, 2016

Taking LEAD childcare to the next level – improving quality outcomes for children and families

This blog post is written by Michelle Tuffley from LEAD Childcare. We have 15 services throughout Queensland and have been using paper-based documentation to record children’s learning for many years.  In July 2016 we made the decision as an organisation...

/ December 4, 2016

More exciting science activities for young children

Our team of early childhood educators have created a new range of DIY science activities for you to try with your children, at home or in your centre. For more early learning inspiration, subscribe to the Storypark YouTube channel <=

/ November 28, 2016

Maria Aarts, Marte Meo and Storypark

Maria Aarts now sits on the Storypark advisory team alongside other thought-leaders from around the world including Charles Pascal, Joce Nuttall, Sue Robb and Anne Meade. This group helps guide Storypark to ensure we develop features that encourage the best...

/ November 9, 2016

The Golden Gift – Marte Meo at home

Dutch born, Maria Aarts, studied parent-child interactions for 40 years across varies countries and cultures. She recognised the difficulties in explaining scientific observations of a child’s problems to parents and other educators and in turn developed ‘Marte Meo‘. Marte Meo means ‘One’s own strength’...

/ November 1, 2016

Helping Children to Identify and Manage their Feelings

How do we raise children to be empathic human beings? One of the biggest challenges faced by those working in early childhood care and education services is managing the behaviour and emotions of young children. “Brain research studies have shown...

/ October 17, 2016

The role of men in teaching young children

Men in early childhood education are a minority, not just in New Zealand but around the world. We spoke with Dr David Brody a Lecturer, Author, Academic Dean and Head of Early Childhood at Efrata College in Israel about his...

/ October 4, 2016

One simple step to a smooth transition

With over 3,000 Early Learning Centres (ELC’s) around the world using Storypark it’s no surprise that children coming to your Early Learning Service may be bringing Storypark with them. Transitioning from one ELC to another can be a big change...

/ September 23, 2016

The Power of the Word (Teaching inspiration from the voice of Blinky Bill)

“You can give children a life-sentence that is empowering, or a life-sentence that is disempowering.” For our early learning web series Mat Time we talked to Robyn Moore, who created the voice of the iconic Australian cartoon character, Blinky Bill, about...

/ September 4, 2016

Yoga and mindfulness for children

Yoga and mindfulness are so valuable for both children and adults alike, especially children who have experienced trauma. For our early learning web series Mat Time we caught up with Nicky, who has taught yoga to refugee children in refugee...

/ August 22, 2016